Monday, 8 February 2016

Live Everyday!

Today I have my first post as part of the Design Team for Canvas Corp Brands. We have all been challenged to decorate a 4" square canvas which I loved doing. You can shop for all their products HERE. You can also find the Canvas Corp Blog HERE, full of informative projects, videos and designs.
I began with a piece of the Black on Kraft Alpha paper which I cut to size to fit the canvas.
I then placed the Splatters Layering Stencil over the background paper and applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the stencil.
To add a touch more interest to the background and to age further I added delicate splatters of Woven Burlap Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist .
I added a white frame to the canvas which I sprayed with Butternut Squash,Tattered Leather and Woven Burlap Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I added one of Tim Holtz Found Relatives behind the frame and also included Remnant Rubs and a jump ring to his eye to act as a monocle.
I added a few metal elemants to my design, painting some of the elements with red to add a pop of colour to the vintage tones. I also added delicate splatters of red paint for further interest.
Machine stitching adds a further layer of interest and I kept the strands of thread for added texture to my design.
Tissue tape has been added randomly to the background along with "live everyday" ChitChat Stickers.
I love adding different layers to my designs and this was fun to create.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


24 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab ! X trace x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Tracy, this is awesome!! I was really looking forward to seeing how you did your canvas and I'm sure not disappointed!! I love that Alpha paper and the mists you used, I just added a half a dozen things to my wish list!! Just wonderful antiquing on that frame, and I love the detail of the monocle. Brilliant my CCB teamie! hugs :)

Jean said...

Such amazing texture and details! Every time i look, I see soemthing new! Well done!!

Team Clark said...

This is AMAZING Tracy!!! So very cool and well thought out. Love the grungy layers and the pop of red! The jump rings are such a cool detail too! Coolness!

Susan Salyer said...

Tracy this is so wonderful. I love this. There are so many wonderful details and I love Tim's things..oh so excited to see this. :)

Hanifa Scraps said...

wow I love it, it so my style!

TheCraftsWorld said...

Such a nice design. Love the colours. brilliant work!

Tracy Welham said...

Fab piece, love the depth. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Redanne said...

Your little canvas really packs a punch Tracy, it is fabulous - I love how you added the 'monocle' to the man - great touch! Hugs, Anne xx

BLockHEad said...

Love that splash of red. Really makes it pop!

Annie said...

wonderful details and layout tracy.......totally agree that the pop of red and wire just add to this fantastic project

Hugs Annie xx

Sanna Lippert said...

this is fabulous! love your take on the 4x4!!!

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Tracy this is outside my comfort zone,but this is stunning and will give it a go,I think the red,works so well ,thanks for the inspiration.
Ita.

Candy C said...

This is a very cool piece of art, Tracy. So much detail packed into a 4" square!! Love your Kraft background with the darker brown and then black embellishments. I love the wire on top of the dimensional frame. That just looks awesome. Fantastic job!! I also wanted to Hank you for your very nice comment.

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous canvas Tracy, love the pop of red with the vintage tones. The jump ring as a monocle is a brilliant idea
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments
Avril x

Anita Houston said...

There are too many fabulous things going on with this canvas than I can comment on! LOVE the frame. LOVE the image and the ring around the eye! LOVE the stitching! LOVE the pops of red, and splotches of black! LOVE it all!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Just love this Tracy such wonderful vintage colours and elements cleverly put together xxx

butterfly said...

Wow, Tracy - what a totally brilliant canvas for Canvas Corp... just love the finish on the frame, so cool, and the fab background and wire looped frame too. Too much that I'm drooling over - just lots of big love all around!
Alison xx

Suzanne C said...

FABULOUS! Beautiful mix of elements! I love the striking image and then how you framed him out.

Wheelie Crafty said...

Fantasic mix media project, I love all of your elements you have used... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

Andree said...

A wonderfully inspirational canvas. All the elements are fabulous.
Thank you for joining in with the February challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Debbie said...

Your creation is gorgeous, fantastic little canvas
thanks for joining our challenge at
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk
Debbie DT

A Pink said...

Fab little canvas! Tracy The simple background provides the perfect backdrop for your collection of elements with the pop of red really drawing the eye in to take a closer look .
Congrats on your new design team role at Canvas Corps Brands x

Judy McKay said...

Stunning piece. Lobe your ideas and all the textures and findings. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT